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Table 327. Associate's degrees conferred to females by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2009-10 and 2010-11
Field of study 2009-10 2010-11
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
All fields, total 526,536 336,791 77,769 69,979 25,757 6,713 9,527 581,018 366,032 87,107 77,934 26,695 24,031 2,664 6,449 7,018 9,783
Agriculture and natural resources 2,111 1,883 25 88 23 80 12 2,336 2,120 21 86 28 24 4 42 22 17
Architecture and related services 286 192 10 53 23 0 8 259 164 10 53 19 17 2 2 2 9
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 124 31 11 21 1 56 4 149 35 19 23 2 2 0 62 3 5
Biological and biomedical sciences 1,813 959 170 350 243 38 53 2,129 1,080 189 434 311 284 27 39 22 54
Business 85,203 51,336 15,532 10,015 4,673 1,195 2,452 88,815 52,515 16,702 10,341 4,582 4,132 450 1,088 1,084 2,503
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 1,512 959 158 240 71 15 69 1,640 1,002 149 298 93 84 9 11 14 73
Communications technologies 1,381 1,001 145 109 72 21 33 1,435 1,024 145 145 48 45 3 17 22 34
Computer and information sciences 7,784 4,654 1,760 766 334 105 165 8,617 5,307 1,818 769 364 323 41 118 73 168
Construction trades 267 185 39 28 11 2 2 297 205 40 31 4 4 0 5 9 3
Education 14,696 9,700 2,089 2,053 283 412 159 17,726 11,378 2,637 2,645 359 284 75 382 168 157
                                   
Engineering 332 181 25 53 38 6 29 399 242 33 61 30 29 1 5 2 26
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 4,288 2,770 689 509 188 67 65 4,427 2,892 680 517 161 146 15 61 60 56
English language and literature/letters 1,097 601 115 250 86 16 29 1,372 745 182 296 105 98 7 11 14 19
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 9,078 4,941 2,017 1,562 336 113 109 8,174 4,264 1,818 1,526 317 288 29 72 58 119
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,365 948 75 270 36 6 30 1,499 990 68 324 39 30 9 14 19 45
                                   
Health professions and related programs 151,782 107,317 21,072 13,698 6,800 1,517 1,378 171,758 119,691 24,375 16,035 7,045 6,372 673 1,529 1,801 1,282
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 17,384 9,308 4,209 3,274 281 239 73 20,992 10,996 5,070 3,895 328 248 80 264 368 71
Legal professions and studies 8,800 5,642 1,580 1,229 203 94 52 9,785 6,340 1,637 1,263 243 199 44 86 155 61
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 174,074 108,756 22,917 28,076 8,517 2,200 3,608 188,114 116,084 24,970 30,414 8,519 7,656 863 1,979 2,503 3,645
Library science 92 73 5 8 4 2 0 139 113 5 15 2 2 0 1 3 0
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 326 156 7 88 55 1 19 620 257 48 159 117 117 0 10 9 20
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 826 558 117 99 34 16 2 971 623 144 124 22 20 2 35 17 6
Military technologies and applied sciences 137 88 24 14 8 3 0 163 101 24 22 9 7 2 3 4 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 10,711 5,947 813 2,120 1,487 78 266 14,824 8,386 1,491 2,602 1,718 1,617 101 130 152 345
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 793 519 93 123 28 12 18 934 594 97 172 33 29 4 18 9 11
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 93 50 25 10 3 1 4 106 39 25 19 19 19 0 2 1 1
Physical sciences and science technologies 1,591 961 166 195 180 20 69 2,120 1,026 353 271 283 262 21 30 35 122
Precision production 178 153 7 7 0 7 4 230 185 12 14 6 5 1 10 3 0
Psychology 5,311 3,363 718 880 196 89 65 2,970 1,665 269 750 137 123 14 61 44 44
Public administration and social services 3,864 1,998 1,152 538 84 72 20 6,447 3,401 1,853 898 101 77 24 111 56 27
                                   
Social sciences and history 6,840 3,349 884 1,773 592 120 122 8,256 3,904 1,047 2,072 811 702 109 153 124 145
Social sciences 6,609 3,179 874 1,734 584 119 119 7,956 3,701 1,035 2,008 803 696 107 151 118 140
History 231 170 10 39 8 1 3 300 203 12 64 8 6 2 2 6 5
Theology and religious vocations 307 218 63 14 2 3 7 363 249 85 17 4 2 2 2 0 6
Transportation and materials moving 209 133 15 28 15 1 17 279 157 29 46 18 17 1 1 5 23
Visual and performing arts 11,881 7,861 1,042 1,438 850 106 584 12,673 8,258 1,062 1,597 818 767 51 95 157 686
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS Fall survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and Natural resources and conservation; and "Business" includes Business management, marketing, and related support services and Personal and culinary services.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010 and Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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